Ancient Healing for Modern Concerns

About Acupuncture


Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, Traditional Acupuncture is a medical practice directed toward good health, vitality, balance, longevity, and alleviation of stress.  It involves the stimulation of specific points on the skin using fine needles.  Pressure and heat can also be used.  It has been effective for thousands of years and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for several modern conditions.


Traditional Acupuncture has a unique, individualized approach.  In an introduction of Diane as a lecturer to a group of medical interns at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, the lead physician said that she "put them to shame" with the thoroughness of her health histories. He recognized this aspect of Diane's work from the informative reports she had furnished him for each of his referrals to her. During the first appointment with a traditional acupuncturist, two hours are spent gathering a myriad of details about the symptoms as well as the overall functioning of an individual. Rather than seeing the symptoms in isolation of a person, the acupuncturist seeks to understand the patterns in a person in which the symptoms exist. Treatments focus on creating harmony and balance within the person which, in turn, can address several ailments. Often someone will come to treatment for one symptom, like back pain, and find that other aspects of their health and wellness improve.  Commonly reported benefits from treat treatment include improved mood, sleep and digestion, increased performance, reduced stress and harmonious relationships. Therefore, many enjoy regularly scheduled treatments for health and wellness maintenance.